Short Film of the Day: Tim Minchin’s Storm

Why Watch? Because sometimes a waste of time can be beautiful and hilarious.

This beat poem from Tim Minchin tells the story of a dinner party where a young stranger gets the author’s goat by claiming the goat has supernatural spiritual powers. It’s the tale of one man, drunk on wine, rhyming his way through arguments about psychics and science, deep belief and debunking.

It’s animated in a minimalist style that works really well and gives the story another dimension. Plus, it’s an exercise in fun futility.

What Will It Cost? Just 10 minutes of your time.

Does it get better any better than that?

Check out Storm for yourself:

STORM (2011)

Directed by: DC Turner

Written and Performed by: Tim Minchin

Trust us. You have time for more short films.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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